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Miller Park Zoological Society

Miller Park Zoo

Development Manager-Miller Park Zoological Society

Position Title: Development Manager Status: Hourly/ 40 Hours/Week Position Reports to: Development Director Position Overview Reporting to the Miller Park Zoological Society (Society) Development Director, the Development Manager will work on behalf of the Society, dedicated to supporting Miller Park Zoo and its rich history through fundraising, education, and community outreach. The Development Manager will manage donor and member data including gift coding, membership processing, sponsorship processing and reporting. The Development Manager will work with the Development Director to manage committees associated with the Society’s three primary fundraising events including planning, promotions, and support operations to achieve fundraising goals. The Development Manager will plan and execute Society communications and messaging including newsletter production, social media outlets, website and direct mail. Responsibilities and Duties • Manage all aspects of the eTapestry data base system – data entry, data structure, data integrity and data reporting. Accurate data entry and management of all campaign gifts, pledges, thank you notes and tax acknowledgements. Oversees staff and volunteers responsible for data entry and gift processing. • Manage Zoo Membership, Corporate Zoo Membership and Animal Adoption programs, including: promotions, new and renewing member campaigns, renewal reminders, member card distribution and other member related needs. Accurate data entry and management of all membership, sponsorship, animal adoptions, and donor accounts in eTapestry. • With Development Director and team of volunteers, plan, organize, and execute three major fundraising events (Zoo Do, Stampede, Brews at the Zoo) and other smaller events (like the annual Member’s Night) with groups of volunteers. • Provide reporting for events, giving programs, campaigns, and donor accounts. • In conjunction with Development Director plan, organize, and implement ongoing communications, media, and marketing plans targeting the public, zoo members, potential sponsors, and donors including direct mail, annual appeal, newsletter, and email. • Maintain Society website with current information. • Manage newsletter production by providing content and oversite of production and delivery. • Maintain regular office hours in support of Society office operations. • Maintain working relationships with Zoo staff fostering communication and exchange of ideas in support of Miller Park Zoo and the Zoological Society. • Maintain working relationship with Society Board and Advisory Board members fostering communication and exchange of ideas in support of the Society and Miller Park Zo

Experience Required



Hourly $15-$18 depending on experience

How to Apply

Please send resume and coverletter to 

Miller Park Zoological Society

att: Paula Pratt

1020 S Morris Ave

Bloomington IL 61701


Miller Park Zoological Society
1020 S. Morris Ave
Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone: (309) 434-2243
Fax: Miller Park Zoo

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